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Find legal information for community organisations including running the organisation, staff and volunteers, holding events, advertising, and insurance and risk.

Find information from the NSW Small Business Commissioner about a range of topics including retail leases, disputes and mediation. 


Find information from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for consumers and small business about how to recognise, avoid and report scams, including online scams, identity theft scams, investment scams, and job and employment scams .


Designed for seniors, this guide from NSW Fair Trading gives information on shopping rights, avoiding scams, housing, building or renovating, buying and maintaining a car, and planning ahead.


Information for people running or wanting to run a co-operative or association in NSW. Topics covered include registering a co-operative, incorporation, and charitable fundraising.

Find information about setting up and running a small business, including record-keeping, pay, leave, managing employees, and ending employment.

Looking for more? The State Library has a wealth of legal information in its collections. Try searching our various resources to find more.

Legislation and case law

NSW legislation

Find all NSW legislation, including current and historical Acts, Regulations, Gazettes and Bills. 

NSW caselaw

Find cases from NSW courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court, Local Court, and the Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)


Find legislation and cases from all Australian jurisdictions.

Federal Register of Legislation

Find all Commonwealth legislation, including current and historical Acts, Legislative Instruments, Gazettes and Bills.